Borough of Poole: Pure Town Planning are ecstatic after recently negotiating and securing planning consent for the sub-division of an existing side garden to form a new family dwelling in the exclusive area of Branksome Park in Poole. Many developers and property consultants will know that plot splits in Branksome Park historically have been very difficult to achieve due to a prohibitive policy. Indeed this site came to us having just received a scathing refusal for a similar proposal from the Borough of Poole. The refused decision notice read as follows:
“The proposed development would fail to assemble sufficient land to provide a layout that would respect the established spacious pattern of development along Spencer Road and provide acceptable living conditions for future occupants without compromising the health of trees or resulting in future pressure to prune or fell trees to the detriment of the character and appearance of the street scene and the Conservation Area. The proposed development would be incongruous and unsympathetic to the established character and appearance of No.25 Ravine Road, the street scene and the Conservation Area by virtue of its materials and the presence of dormer windows and an external staircase on the replacement garage…”
Pure Town Planning are never ones to shy away from a challenge and felt that rather than appeal the previous scheme, with a few changes here and there, a solution could be reached under a revised application. Once again we successfully teamed up with local architects; Anders Roberts Cheer liaising with them on the re-designed scheme in order to create a dwelling which sat more comfortably on its plot and addressing the previous design concerns. During the progress of the application itself, Matt met the planning officer on site and at the Council, in order to justify his view that the revised scheme overcame the previous areas of concern. Matt also liaised closely with the Council’s tree officer alleviating his concerns on the previous scheme. Given the complex nature of the proposal we also successfully convinced the Case Officer to allow an extension of time to allow amendments in order to get the Case Officer fully on side. Planning permission was granted a week or so ago, much to the clients’ delight.
If you have a possible development plot or a garden either on it’s own or in combination with neighbouring gardens which you feel may have potential then why not give us a call, send us an email or even pop in and see us to find out how we may be able to help you.